The world recently bid farewell to the matriarch of the first family of soul food, Sylvia of Sylvia’s restaurant and soul food product line. As you may or may not have learned, Mrs. Woods transitioned out of this life earlier this month after 86 years of service.
I did have the pleasure of visiting the former Atlanta location of Sylvia’s. But what I find most impressive is the product line found in grocery stores from coast to coast. A canned vegetable line, a variety of spices, mixes, dessert products. Honey, this lady was the beez knees. With her enterprising spirit, Sylvia has done what many people only wish of doing – She left an inheritance to her children’s children’s children. Can you get any more honorable than that? And from the looks of this pic, Mrs. Woods was fly too.